U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - 810 Vermont Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20420September 13, 2013
September 13, 2013 2:33 PM
The American Council on Education (ACE) has launched an enhanced online Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions featuring blogs and interactive discussion forums for participating institutions and furthering ACE's mission of supporting higher education programs that ensure veterans are college and career ready. Click here to visit.
September 11, 2013 10:40 AM
The fiscal year 2014 rates are now available for the Montgomery GI Bill, REAP, and DEA programs. Click here for more information.
August 19, 2013 10:40 AM
Training information is now available for the most recent VA-ONCE update. Click here for more information.
August 7, 2013 09:49 AM
The 2013 VA Federal Benefit Book is now available in a variety of electronic formats, including PDF, Kindle, Nook, iOS and Android. Click here for more information.
July 31, 2013 02:22 PM
The VA Under Secretary for Benefits has sent a letter to School Certifying Officials discussing ways educational institutions can assist with timely VA education payments. Click here for the letter.
June 27, 2013 09:17 AM
Mr. Curtis Coy, VA’s Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Opportunity, discusses the benefits of the work-study program for those using the GI Bill. Click here to see the video and learn more about the work-study program.
June 7, 2013 10:40 AM
The new and improved 2013 version of the School Certifying Official’s Handbook is now online! Click here to view.
May 22, 2013 3:03 PM
To improve our national service delivery and better balance the distribution of education workload, VA is realigning the processing of education benefits in the states of Florida and South Carolina. If you attend school (in a classroom or online) in South Carolina or Florida, your claim will now be processed in our Muskogee, OK office. You should continue to contact VA with general education benefit inquiries, questions about the status of your claim, and changes to your address or direct deposit information by calling 888 GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551), or by logging onto our web page at https://gibill.custhelp.com. These transactions will automatically be connected to the correct VA Regional Processing Office. Written correspondence should go to:
VA Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888
Again, we want you to know there is nothing you need to do if you correspond with us electronically, as most students and schools do.
May 16, 2013 11:11 AM
VA submitted a report to Congress in April providing an update on the progress made in implementing P.L. 112-249, the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012. Click here to read VA’s report.
May 1, 2013 1:40 PM
Timeliness statistics now available for each Regional Processing Office. Click here to be taken to our Regional Processing Office information page.
March 14, 2013 11:33 AM
This toolkit provides faculty, staff, and administrators resources to support student Veterans. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is bringing student Veterans to campuses in record numbers. Our aim is to help campuses welcome these men and women by recognizing who they are, and understanding their unique experiences, adjustments, and needs.
March 15, 2013 3:00 PM
VA is now accepting modifications to terms of existing Yellow Ribbon Program agreements and soliciting for initial participation for Institutions of Higher Learning. If your school participated in the program last year, your agreement will be automatically renewed with the same terms unless you submit a request for changes or a request for withdrawal. No further action or communication is required if your institution does not need to modify terms of its agreement.
March 5, 2013 9:39 AM
Transcripts of January 31, 2013 webinar that Education Service held with School Certifying Officials are now online. There are two versions; a PDF of the Questions and Answers, and a Flash version which contains the Questions and Answers in an audible format with a PowerPoint.
January 22, 2013 9:19 AM
VA will accept modifications to the terms of existing, open-ended Yellow Ribbon Program agreements (or withdrawal from participation), and will accept agreements for initial participation in the program or renewals of existing agreements from March 15, 2013 until May 15, 2013.
August 22, 2012 9:19 AM
A report produced in partnership with the Department of Labor & the Association on Higher Education & Disability providing information about these most prevalent battlefield injuries for today’s returning service members, as well as examples of promising practices. Read the Report
June 4, 2012 9:00 AM
The School Official‘s Handbook provides pertinent information regarding GI Bill programs for school officials. Read More.